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Apple iPad Air vs Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

9.7 inches
8.9 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution:

1536 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 288 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
69.90 %
81.23 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
NVIDIA Tegra K1
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 2300 MHz, Denver, 28 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, Firestorm and Icestorm, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
Kepler
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
2GB DDR3

Internal storage:

128GB
32GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 5.0 Lollipop)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

8820 mAh
6700 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29.2 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

1.2 MP
1.6 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches (228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
15.38 oz (436.0 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White
Black, Brown, White
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
DLNA

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB:

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2013

FCC ID value:

BCGA1475

Measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 929
$ 729

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 15, 2014
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